LONG WAY HOME
Release date: April 15 2022
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“With this CD I would like to introduce you to an exciting new artist who has transcended the difficulties inherent in those 37 bars and created a beautiful and compelling album."
“Long Way Home is definitely a trip worth taking."
Kyle Simpler - All About Jazz
“Yes, he's musically advanced, and yes, he has technique to spare; but Angelakis still shows a refreshing respect for the jazz tradition"
1. Murhpy 5. Coral keys (Walter Bishop jr)
2. Ulysses’ journey 6. Very early (Bill Evans)
3. Only for you 7. Johnny the Liar
4. Joe’s corner 8. Polka dots and moonbeams (Jimmy van heusen)
Vibraphonist, composer, educator and Fulbright Alumnus Dimitris Angelakis, a Greek native who came of age as a jazz player in Philadelphia and New York, is proud to announce the arrival of his debut recording LONG WAY HOME (ΠΚ music), playing original compositions and arrangements in a quartet that foregrounds the magical blend of vibraphone and Fender Rhodes electric piano,
with George Kontrafouris (Fender Rhodes/piano), Kimon Karoutzos (bass) and Jason Wastor (drums).
The title of the album is inspired by Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis, in particular the poem “Ithaca”. Each of the original pieces in the album tell a story, most of them gleaned from inspirations particular to Greece and other travels as well (US, China, Europe), reflecting at the same time his immersion in the sound and culture of American jazz. There are also well known standards written by Bill Evans, Walter Bishop Jr and Jimmy Van Heusen.
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